Hello everyone. My name is Jay (Jrocc019) and I’m and brand new to the forums/site. Just wanted to take the time say that this is a very impressive bunch of sick individuals that we have here. WoW do you guys/gals know your stuff. Thank you for being here!!
I have a very odd delemma that I could use some additional feed back on so I apologize if it’s a long read but i want to make sure I included everything i could think of. Any help is extreeemmeely appreciated.
I’m running an IBM Think Centre A50p Desktop XP PRO SP2 Pent IV X86 1g Ram 80g hardrive…defragged religously…clean registry…and latest windows updates. System is about 2yrs old.
It started 2 months ago…dvd rom drive in the master location on the IDE cable took a dump on me. I have an IBM multiburner on the slave location underneath. So I decided that it was upgrade time and to replace the IBM DVD Rom and add another burner. Purchased a Memorex 16x DL burner and installed it. Worked fine for about two weeks and then started skipping on both playing and burning dvd’s. I backed the drive read speed down all the way to 4x through nero 6 express i beleive it is and it read ok. It skipped on the burns still. Did some research and upgrated from Memorex Media to Verbatim. Still skipped on burnes and reads. Did your standard remove re-install…made sure the DMA was correct and nothing worked. Took the drive back after about a month of torture and exchanged it for another Memorex. Same thing happened with the new one and i took took it back in 4 days and cut my losses. Go over to Best Buy pick up a Plextor or Fake Plextor I should say 750-A and popped it in and it works great. No skipping plays and burn fine…no trouble yet thus far but I had no issues with the memorex at first either. I purchased first, researched second…no no…and found the 750-A isn’t even a Plextor it’s rebadgged etc etc so I decided to get rid of it as I felt I was realy taken advantage of. Ordered a BENQ 1650 OEM updated firmware skipped on plays really bad. Pulled it right out and swapped it for the 1655 on a hunch. BenQ DW1655 BCHD f/w skipps on playing the dvd as well. I don’t even want to think about burning at this point. This drive is in the exact location as the plextor and both memorexes were with the exact same config on the IDE cable. Everything appears system wise to be working correct and windows says the current drivers are installed which I take with a grane of salt. I swapped the IDE cable with a new one and that didn’t work. I removed the IBM multi off of the IDE and Power source and the benQ 1655 skipped but much less than before. It played 4 mins with no glitch/skip. But it eventually did skip twice. DVD that I’m playing is brand new. I plugged the IBM mulitburner back in IDE and power and the BENQ skips again like usual. Aside from researching new/updated drivers which is what i’m doing now and a new power source which I don’t know if that could be it…I’m absolutely lost…Anythoughts besides keep the plextor?? LOOOOOLLL Thanks in advance J